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Implementing new northernmost records to modelling the distribution of Hypsiboas caingua (Anura: Hylidae) in South America

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Author(s):
Delatorre, M. [1] ; Vasconcelos, T. S. [2] ; Cunha, N. L. [1] ; Martins, I, F. [3] ; Oda, F. H. [4] ; Aoki, C. [5] ; Landgref-Filho, P. [5]
Total Authors: 7
Affiliation:
[1] I, Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul UFMS, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Conservacao, BR-79070900 Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio de Mesquita Filho UN, Fac Ciencias Bauru, Dept Ciencias Biol, BR-17033360 Bauru, SP - Brazil
[3] Martins, F., I, Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul UFMS, Ctr Ciencias Biol & Saude, Programa Posgrad Ecol & Conservacao, BR-79070900 Campo Grande, MS - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Maringa, Programa Posgrad Ecol Ambientes Aquat Continentai, Lab Ictioparasitol, Nucleo Pesquisas Limnol Ictiol & Aquicultura, BR-87020900 Maringa, PR - Brazil
[5] Univ Fed Mato Grosso do Sul UFMS, BR-79200000 Aquidauana, MS - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: Brazilian Journal of Biology; v. 74, n. 4, p. 854-860, NOV 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

New northwestern records of the striped treefrog Hypsiboas caingua (Carrizo, 1991 ``1990{''}) are presented for Brazil, extending its known geographic distribution approximately 115 km northward (linear distance) of the previous northernmost record of the species. In all new localities, individuals of H. caingua were only found in calling activity under temperatures below 18 degrees C. The species appears to be associated with Atlantic Forest, although it had already been recorded in Cerrado. Although the scientific literature data suggests that H. caingua presents discontinuous geographical distribution, three methods of distribution modelling based on climatic data show that the species' distribution is continuous. The gap in the distribution may be related to the lack of field surveys in the regions that connect these populations, especially in colder periods. Nevertheless, factors other than climate might also be responsible for the current distribution of H. caingua, since the species was absent in well-surveyed sites situated between the areas of modeled distribution. Therefore, further studies on natural history, populations' genetic structure, and geographic distribution models implementing factors other than climate will be important to elucidate some ecological and evolutionary aspects of the distribution of H. caingua in South America. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/18510-0 - Macroecology of anuran amphibians from Cerrado and Atlantic Forest: species distribution modelling, influence of climate changes and priority areas for conservation
Grantee:Tiago da Silveira Vasconcelos
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Young Investigators